What's in my Disney Park Bag?
First of all, I could burst I am that excited to go to Walt Disney World. I don't think I could be anymore excited if I tried. I have been watching Disney vlogs and hauls on Youtube and reading blog posts. I have started thinking about what I am going to take, it is all very exciting and very soon!
I love reading blogs and watching videos about what people take for a day in the Disney parks because I always think there has to be something I have not thought of taking. I thought I would do my own post so I can either help you or you can help me! I checked that I had everything I needed for my park bag and that everything fit last weekend and took some photos as I went.
I did quite a bit of research into what bag I wanted to take as it is what I seem to struggle with every trip whether it is to Disney or somewhere else. I have found in the past that none of the bags I own are quite right. I knew I needed to find a backpack as any other kind of bag pulls on my back and my shoulders too much because of the weight. It also needed to be a reasonable size as I carry a lot of stuff including a camera and medication. I also wanted it to be waterproof with easy access to everything whilst being secure so I know I won't lose the important things. As you can tell, I'm pretty fussy when it comes to bags...
I decided to go for a Cath Kidston backpack in the end. The bag is called the Button Spot Frame backpack. It is available online and cost £55. Whilst it is on the more expensive side, it is the perfect backpack for me. It is the ideal size, shape and I know I'll get plenty of use out of it in and out of Disney. It has all the features that I wanted and I am so happy with it! I particularly like the pockets on either side for a water bottle or an umbrella, although that is more for using it in England 😂 The material is waterproof and will wipe clean, I also like that it has thick straps which means it will be comfortable to wear all day. It also has a zip pocket inside which is one of the main things I look for in a bag. Overall I would definitely recommend the bag on my first impressions. I'll let you know once I have been what it was actually like using it everyday but I am pretty confident I'll love it.
Now for what I am going to be carrying with me on a daily basis....
In the front magnetic pocket I will be only keeping a few bits and pieces. I won't be putting anything overly valuable in the pocket purely because it is the most likely to open accidentally and I wouldn't want to lose anything valuable.
I have decided just to keep a packet of tissues. a packet of antibacterial wipes and some blister/normal plasters. These are things I could quite easily replace if I needed to.
I will probably have one of the side pockets empty most of the time and in the other a water bottle.
In the main part of the bag I have a small clear case from Superdry attached to the zip at the back of the bag. I keep any tablets in here including piriton and painkillers. I also keep a small blistex inside the case as it is so small it could easily get lost anywhere else. Blistex is a must if you suffer from chapped lips which I always seem to on holiday. Absolute life saver!
Inside the zip pocket I have my purse which is from the Cath Kidston 101 Dalmatians collection. It is one of the 'pocket purses; but it is the perfect size for carrying a couple of cards and some cash when on holiday. Plus the design is so cute and perfect for Disney! I'll also keep my iPhone 7 plus in the pocket as well.
I usually keep 'bits and bobs' inside a pouch of some kind to keep them all together. I have decided to use the open pockets on the side of the bag instead for random bits and pieces so that I can quickly and easily access them whilst around the parks. It makes it easy to see what I do and don't have as well.
In the first pocket I have my glasses cleaner and cloth. I also have a lip balm and a mini nail file. You might think you won't need a nail file on holiday, but I have been saved multiple times by carrying one. The mini nail files from Sasse and Belle are perfect handbag size and only cost £1.
In the other pocket I have a few other bits and pieces. I have a mini hand sanitiser and I will keep a few hair grips and hair ties in the pocket as well. I tend to start with my hair down and end up putting it in a ponytail half way through the day so I always carry a spare hair tie with me.
In the main open part of the bag I have my camera in a case on one side. Next to my camera I have a pouch from Disneyland Paris. I have a body spray from So?? inside and I will also have a bottle of suncream in there as well. I'm going to keep these both in a pouch as I'll need these the least and they are the most likely to spill inside my bag.
The last thing I have in my bag is my medpac. I have the Small Insulated Medpac. It fits my two epipens, an inhaler and some piriton. It is perfect to keep everything together and I like knowing it is all safe. It is also the brightest orange which means that I won't lose it. If you have to carry a lot of medication, especially if it needs to be temperature regulated, I would 100% recommend this case.
I have only left a couple of things off this list including a portable charger. I'll most likely be needing this thanks to my obsession with Instagram 😂 You can follow me below 😉
Also, I will be taking sunglasses. It will depend whether I am wearing contacts or not which pair I carry. If I'm wearing my glasses I'll just carry my Ted Baker prescription pair. If I am wearing my contacts I will carry my Primark pair of sunglasses as well as my normal pair of glasses.
Everything fits perfectly in my bag and I can't wait to head to Walt Disney World! Let me know if you think I have missed something or if this post has helped you ☺️